Global Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) Market Size, Trends, and Analysis- Forecasts To 2026 By Type (Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyacrylate/Polyacrylamide Copolymer, Ethylene Maleic Anhydride Copolymer, Polysaccharides, others), By Grade (Industrial Grade, Agriculture Grade, Hygiene Grade), By Manufacturing Process (Suspension Polymerization, Solution Polymerization, Gel Polymerization), By Application (Personal Hygiene [Adult Incontinence Products, Sanitary Napkins, Baby Diapers], Agriculture, Medical [Wound Dressing, Other Medical Applications] Industrial, Others), By Region (North America, Asia Pacific, CSA, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa); End-User Landscape, Company Market Share Analysis & Competitor Analysis
The SAP market will propel at a high CAGR value owing to its advantages such as biodegradability, non-toxicity, and high safety. The growing demand for hygiene products such as baby diapers, adult diapers, and sanitary pads among others is driving the market growth. The growing awareness regarding hygiene, increasing birth rate, and the rising trend of adopting eco-friendly products are some of the key drivers supporting the market growth. The reputed organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, and UNESCO have initiated various awareness activities for promoting health hygiene and menstrual hygiene routine, which is indirectly and positively impacting market growth.
Based on the type, the market is segmented into polyacrylate/polyacrylamide copolymer, ethylene maleic anhydride copolymer, sodium polyacrylate, and polysaccharides among others. The sodium polyacrylate segment will occupy a major chunk of the market and is estimated to follow a similar trend over the forecast period. Sodium acrylate can absorb more than 500-800 times of the water than its mass as compared to other types and is also widely preferred in baby diapers manufacturing. Moreover, they are preferred as a thickening agent in many applications such as hair gels, and industrial processes to absorb water molecules.
Based on the application, the market is segregated into personal hygiene, agriculture, medical, and industrial among others. Among all applications, personal hygiene will capture a major market and will grow at a high rate in the global SAP market over the forecast period. The segment is further explained into adult incontinence products, sanitary napkins, and baby diapers among others. The growing birth rate, increasing baby health hygiene, and growing mental illness are driving the personal hygiene segment.
Based on the grade, the market is segmented into industrial grade, agriculture grade, and hygiene grade. Hygiene grade occupies the major share in the market compared to the other two grades. The growing production and demand for hygiene products and sanitary pads are boosting the growth.
Based on the region, the Asia Pacific region will generate high revenue and occupy a major share in the global market due to the presence of companies such as Nippon Shokubai, LG Chem, Yixing Danson, and Kao Corporation among others. Growing population, changing lifestyle, usage of biodegradable products, easy availability of raw materials, and growing usage of sanitary napkins are supporting the regional growth.
Key players operating in the market include are Yixing Danson, Nippon Shokubai, Satellite Science & Technology Co., Ltd., BASF, SDP Global, Kao Corporation, Evonik, Formosa, Sumitomo, and LG Chem among others.
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of companies profiled in the report.
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The Global Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) Market has been studied from the year 2019 till 2026. However, the CAGR provided in the report is from the year 2021 to 2026. The research methodology involved three stages: Desk research, Primary research, and Analysis & Output from the entire research process.
The desk research involved a robust background study which meant referring to paid and unpaid databases to understand the market dynamics; mapping contracts from press releases; identifying the key players in the market, studying their product portfolio, competition level, annual reports/SEC filings & investor presentations; and learning the demand and supply side analysis for the Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) Market.
The primary research activity included telephonic conversations with more than 50 tier 1 industry consultants, distributors, and end-use product manufacturers.
Finally, based on the above thorough research process, an in-depth analysis was carried out considering the following aspects: market attractiveness, current & future market trends, market share analysis, SWOT analysis of the companies and customer analytics.
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